Friday, November 18, 2005

My felted hat

I'm the Devine Queen Mother of Merriment....every Red Hat Lady needs a special I made my own. This was crocheted in wool, then felted in the washing machine. I am becoming addicted to felting. Not the best picture but you kind of get an idea.

Friday, November 11, 2005

5 hour Quickie sweater

I'm teaching myself to knit. This cute little sweater is called a Quickie sweater....estimated 4-5 hours......I just completed it....probably took me between 8-9 hours.

Very happy with the way it came out. It is for my grand niece Emma who lives in Kansas.

It was fun to make and a learning experience.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Texas Motor Speedway

Just returned from Texas Motor Speedway where my daughter, son-in-law and I went to see my first ever Nascar race.

What a thrill, to actually be there and feel the excitement of the race. This was a Busch car race....We couldn't afford tickets for the Nextel races. But we got the feel of the track.

That's me in front of my favorite drivers car.....Greg Biffle. Greg came in 2nd.....way to go.......


Sunday, October 30, 2005

More felted purses

With winter I won't be out and about as much. Leaves me more time to enjoy my knitting.
I am becoming addicted to felting. Today I completed another purse. I used a wool which when felted became very fuzzy. Reynolds Lopi Original.....The picture is upside down as the purse is still drying.

I want to thank the following people who came to my rescue when I yelled.....Janet B., Ariel, Wilma, Mona and Benita....Couldn't have done it without you.

I think I've got the hand of it now.....on to other projects. Just wish someone would open a yarn shop closer to home.

Monday, October 10, 2005

My felted purse

I just made my first felted picture shows it before the "washing"......the second is love this felting.....had lots of help for the great ladies on HookandNeedles.

I think I could quickly become addicted to this. A great pattern I found on the internet.

Monday, October 03, 2005

I recently made a trip to Topeka, Kansas
to visit family. Of course it was the
perfect chance to look for yarn.
Since it was pouring down rain I took shelter in a Hobby Lobby, made sense to me. Good thing the rain stopped or I would have run out of money. The yellow tote bag is crochet. The green scarf is knit. It's been 35 years since I've knitted so I'm learning all over again.

From the look of the pictures I should be taking a photography class....hope you enjoy them.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Monday, September 25, 2005

I'm Karen, known by my friends on the Internet as "Busylady".

My life has changed in the past few months since I retired. I am no longer working 12 hours a day and trying to handle a dozen different things.

Now I get to enjoy my family and spoil my grandchildren.

I belong to several yahoo groups. I am moderator for Hooks and Needles......It is such a friendly group of ladies. The list mommy Rose is the greatest. She allows me so much freedom with the group.

I'm teaching myself to knit.....once I get a few things made I'll post a picture or two.